Purchasing a NEX 5R/T or 6 a bad idea now?

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Purchasing a NEX 5R/T or 6 a bad idea now?

Elite83 wrote:

As much as I love Sony cameras, this makes me want to give them the middle finger and switch to a more reliable company.

As silly as it sounds, one of the reasons (not a major reason, but still a reason) why I chose the NEX as my first "real camera" was because I didn't want to look like everyone else with their chunky camera kits, running around with Rebel's and D3100's. I preferred to go with the compact styling (more for portability rather than aesthetics) but also because it looked so modern. Over the years I've had my NEX I've gotten many comments from passersby, asking what kind of camera it is because they've never seen one like that before--couldn't have made me more happy with my choice.

One could argue that your statements are simply speculation, but from what I know it's more or less fact. And it makes me sick. Screwing your preexisting customers is the best way to lose money. Who do they think buys the expensive gear? The newbies? Most likely not. It's the shooters who started out with the kit and wanted more to fit their expanding skills.

I got a NEX for its IQ and compact design after owning and using 6 different camera systems with extra lenses. If enough users make this point clear to Sony, the rangefinder design will not be abandoned.

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